Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Shopping in Franklin, TN: Best Antiques, Vintage, and Thrift Stores

Whenever I travel to Nashville, TN, I almost ALWAYS end up staying a few miles south in Franklin, TN. And that’s exactly how it worked out once again when we last visited the area. So, OF COURSE, I explored Franklin during that trip to find the best antiques, vintage, and thrift stores around. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. In fact, my favorite shop of the entire trip wasn’t in Nashville at all. Read more ›

Secondhand Slim Down – My Reasons to Lose Weight

Secondhand Slim Down – My Reasons to Lose Weight

It’s hard to believe that I haven’t blogged about my weight loss journey in more than three weeks! But I’m back today to give an update on my progress. In my first secondhand slim down post, I talked about the “What” (my desire to lose weight), and my second talked about the “How” (my weight loss plan). And this post will dig deeper into the “Why”, or my reasons to lose weight.Read more ›

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

Friendship Necklaces from a Pair of Vintage Clip On Earrings

When I was growing up, lots of little girls wore “Best Friends” necklaces. They consisted of a single heart charm that was “cracked” in half, and each girl would wear one of the halves. Fast forward a few decades to today, as I reinvent the idea of friendship necklaces (or mother daughter necklaces). But instead of a heart charm, I upcycled a pair of vintage earrings into matching pendants!Read more ›

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Farmhouse Easter Decor from Wooden Bobbins

Every now and then, I am so inspired by another blogger’s project idea that I can’t help but try a version of it myself. I just thought these spindle carrots were SO adorable as farmhouse Easter decor that I really wanted to make some myself. And when I found these wooden bobbins / large wooden spools, I knew right away that they were meant to become faux carrots.Read more ›

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

25+ Upcycling Ideas for Wicker Baskets

Whether you think of them as wicker baskets or woven baskets, they are a pretty common sight at thrift stores. The great thing about them, though, is that there are tons of upcycling ideas for ways to refresh them, reuse them, or truly repurpose them.

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Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Ice Bucket to Farmhouse Vase / Vintage Home Decor

Several years ago, I went to a Country Living Fair near Nashville, TN and fell in love with a wooden bucket. It was cute and had perfectly chippy turquoise paint – but it also had a $245 price tag. Obviously I walked away (bitterly) and vowed to recreate it one day. And irony of ironies, that day has arrived! I was recently in Nashville, TN and found this ice bucket while thrifting…Read more ›

Creating a Milk Bottle Vase with Vintage Milk Caps

Creating a Milk Bottle Vase with Vintage Milk Caps

When my County stopped recycling glass, I became a more mindful consumer. But as much as I tried to avoid glass containers, I was intrigued by a certain brand of soup. I thought the glass bottle slightly resembled a milk bottle, so why not try the soup and create a milk bottle vase at the same time?Read more ›

My Weight Loss Plan – Lose Weight Naturally

My Weight Loss Plan – Lose Weight Naturally

I’ve been on my weight loss journey for a whopping 10 days now! And while there are no discernible superficial changes that you or I can see, change is happening all around me. From my determination to my food choices, I am welcoming change without overdoing it. But first, I wanted to talk more about my weight loss plan (to lose weight naturally) because I didn’t go into specifics before.

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Vintage Photo Album turned Paper Organizer

Vintage Photo Album turned Paper Organizer

A paper organizer for my craft paper supplies (vintage stuff, like old greeting cards, tags, labels, etc.) was not high on my list of “priority projects”. But, I spotted a vintage photo album at the thrift store the other day, and, well, fate had another plan in mind.Read more ›

My Weight Loss Journey – The Announcement

My Weight Loss Journey – The Announcement

For many years now, I’ve been blogging here at Sadie Seasongoods about my love of secondhand shopping and upcycling projects. But, I’ve come to a crossroads in my life that has to do with something very personal and not something I typically ever address: my weight and my health. And even though my blog is has been completely focused on upcycling ideas for thrifted or vintage treasures, I want my weight loss journey to fit in with my blog’s tagline:

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